Carlsbad, New Mexico
Carlsbad, New Mexico is a small desert town in Eddy County, New Mexico, most famous for its namesake National Park, Carlsbad Caverns. If you're traveling to Carlsbad Caverns on vacation, you're probably going to stay in town. With a little information planning, you needn't be bored in town. There are plenty of things in town to make your trip better.
Carlsbad has a small intrastate airport with service from Albuquerque. It also has a TNM&O/Greyhound Bus line going through town. The town lies on the crossroads of highways 285 and 180/62.
Guests staying in Carlsbad will find a remarkable amount of activities to entertain themselves while in town.
Carlsbad has a varied assortment of national franchise and local restaurants. There are many fast food options, including three Subway Sandwich shops, two McDonald's, two Sonic Drive-ins, a Wendy's, a Taco Bell, KFC, and an Arby's. Pizza choices include Domino's, Little Caesars, and Pizza Hut, and local places like Pizza Inn and Pizza Mill. Sit-down options include a Chili's, a Denny's, and many local favorites like the "No-Whiner Diner" that can be counted on to have a clever message on its sign.
The city has three different Chinese food places, such as the Golden China Buffet, as well as a locally owned coffee shop, the Nazzbar (that does have internet access and some killer panini sandwiches. )
Because of its proximity to a national park, Carlsbad has many motels to stay in. The Stevens Inn is the largest, with its own restaurant and bar.
The Stevens Inn has a bar, often with live bands playing on the weekend. There is also the Post Time Saloon, with two bars, a dance floor, two pool tables, and its own live bands at times. There is also a sports bar/grill in town.
50 Miles to the North lies the infamous UFO haven, Roswell, New Mexico. To the West in the mountains is Sitting Bull Falls.